Felixstowe: Puppy Holly, missing since a car crash last week, is found by Kirton couple who saw her running along the A14
14:12 11 August 2014
A Yorkshire Terrier puppy which went missing after a car crash has been found safe and well near Felixstowe.
Terence and Geraldine Manning from Hadleigh had appealed for help to find eight-month-old Holly last Wednesday.
Their car had been involved in a collision with a lorry near Dock Spur roundabout on the A14 after which Holly escaped, still wearing her collar and lead.
A search was carried out for the dog but to no avail.
However at around 7.30am on Saturday morning Mr and Mrs Manning’s son Glenn had a call from Suffolk police saying there had been a sighting of Holly near where the crash happened.
He said no sooner had he sat down to post a message on Facebook asking for people to keep a look out than the good news came through.
“I got call from my mother saying she’d been found,” Glenn said.
He explained she had been seen by Irene and Tetley Fountain from Kirton who had been driving towards Felixstowe.
“They noticed her running down the road. They slowed their car down and stayed behind her and when they pulled over she ran up to Irene.
“She still had her collar and lead on. She was damp and tired but otherwise OK.”
Glenn said they owed “massive thanks” to Mr and Mrs Fountain, adding: “She could easily have been run over at that stage. They didn’t just find her, they saved her life.”
Mr Fountain said he first saw Holly in the middle of the dual carriageway dodging vehicles.
“I noticed what was happening and there were lorries coming up the side of me so I went into the middle of the road with my hazard lights on so the lorries couldn’t get past.
“I held the traffic up and then followed her and the lorries followed me until she wore herself out and she went over to the side of the road.
“I stopped the traffic and my wife got out and went over and picked her up.
“We rang the number of the collar and returned her to her owners.
“We’re please it’s had a happy outcome. We’re pet lovers so I know how hard it would be to lose one.”